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I am exposed in Indie Authors Naked by @lorenkleinman

For about seven years, I was a member of a nudist resort. I was never a purist nudist, the type who would only go on nude holidays, walk around nude in the house, hang out with other nudists, etc.

My goal was to get out of the city on summer weekends and take in the rays in a beautiful environment. It just happened to be a resort for nudists. The private hideaway, replete with a lake, sauna, whirlpool, tennis courts, and billiard tables (you can laugh, I hear you) welcomed children and adults, encouraged family memberships. Single men could only join with a female partner. The property was owned by an elderly couple – their place, their rules.

That was many years ago. As a writer, I never thought I’d be caught naked, but here I am. Metaphorically naked, that is.

Indie Authors Naked, edited by poet, Loren Kleinman, exposes some terrific indie writers. The book is brilliantly laid out. Each author is introduced by someone who knows their work or has some relationship to them as a writer. My wonderful editor, Annetta Ribken did me the honour of writing my introduction. The actual interviews shed light on questions of craft, motivation, and the publishing industry. There is a terrific cross-section of writers, which makes for a compelling and informative read.

Authors both traditionally and self-published are represented in this book, so for anyone interested in publishing, you will learn about the process from an author’s perspective, and the reasons for their choices.

Indie Authors Naked officially releases January 15th in ebook and print, but the digital version is available NOW on Amazon.

I feel privileged to be included in this book with the likes of indie media darlings, James Franco and Hugh Howey, as well as accomplished writer friends, Rachel Thompson, J. Alexander Greenwood, Christoph Paul and many others.

I hope you will pick up the book and learn more about all the wonderful indie authors exposed in it.

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Buy from Amazon: US | UK | Canada

Follow the book tour beginning January 23rd.

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Indie Authors Naked explores and defines the world of independent publishing.

Comprised of a series of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers and publishers, readers will get a look at the many aspects of the indie community, where publishing professionals of all types come together with the simple goal of creating something unique; something that speaks directly to the reader, no middleman necessary.

Contributors include: James Franco, Hugh Howey, McNally Jackson Books, Sarah Gerard, OHWOW Books, Raine Miller, David Vinjamuri, Toby Neal, Rachel Thompson, Eden Baylee, Christoph Paul, Jessica Redmerski, and more.

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About Loren Kleinman

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Loren Kleinman is a writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. Kleinman is a columnist for IndieReader.com (IR) where she interviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie authors. Some of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Writer’s Bloc, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist. In 2003, Spire Press published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz.

Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance, This Way to Forever.

Links for Loren

Website | Twitter @lorenkleinman | Facebook | Amazon | LinkedIn | Tumblr

Learn more about Loren in an interview she recently gave to Toby Neal, another fabulous author featured in Indie Authors Naked.

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About Amy Holman Edelman

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Amy Holman Edelman launched IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, way back in 2007. Since then, indie authors have stormed the bestseller lists, been courted by trad publishers and (after all that), finally gained a modicum of respect. 

Amy self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the 80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair), were traditionally published (by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown).

As an author and a publicist with over 20 years’ experience, Amy’s goal for IndieReader is no less than to make indie a respected and desirable category within the publishing world. This book is just one step in that direction.

Links for IndieReader

Website | Twitter @indiereader | Facebook

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Satirist @ChristophPaul_ releases GREAT WHITE HOUSE for FREE

Christoph Paul is a talented writer of satire, and he’s putting out his third book—on Friday the 13th!

You may recall I interviewed him not long ago when he released The Passion of the Christoph. If you missed that interview, hop over and catch it now.

Tomorrow, he releases the third book in his satirical trilogy called: Great White House, co-written with Brody Thomas. He describes it as “Sharknado” meets “White House Down” with a South Park feel.

And the great thing is:

He’s releasing it FREE!

Grab your copy Friday, Sept. 13th!

Don’t wait for the price to go up. 


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After seeing this awesome cover, there are only two important questions you must ask yourself: Why would you not want to see American politicians be eaten by sharks? The other is how do the great white sharks attack the great White House?

That second question gets answered as Paul and Thomas (the writers of the novella, not a folk group) tell a tale that involves an angry Chinese President Xi Jinping, weather control, PETA, America’s debt, and The Chinese Task Force including: President Obama, Vice President, John ‘The Crying Man’ Boehner, Eric Cantor, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Bachmann, Ben Bernanke, Harry Reid, Paul Ryan, Tim Scott, Tim Geithner, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, and Marc Rubio (John Kerry was supposed to be there but is stuck on his yacht during the freak storm that let out the sharks.)

As the story unfolds it is a surreal and satirical South Park-like combo of “Sharknado” meets “White House Down” &/or “Olympus Has Fallen” (and any other movie/TV shows with black charismatic presidents in danger) where these rival politicians must find ways to learn to work together to survive. China’s ‘loan sharks’ are ready to have America pay its debt in blood as these sharks don’t see Red or Blue—they are bipartisan human beefeaters.

Buy Christoph’s books on Amazon


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Get Inside the Mind of Christoph Paul (@ChristophPaul_)

Christoph Paul is a man of many talents—poet, musician, and author. His book, which I recently finished and reviewed is a terrific mix of humor, satire, and porn references. Yes. You heard me, porn. He should know.

Find out why.

Please welcome all the many passions of Christoph Paul.

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